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Tuition and Fees

It’s no secret that a college degree is a significant investment. WMU offers an impressive range of nationally recognized programs and we work to keep our classes small, while offering student support and career planning services. We strive to maintain affordable tuition rates and provide qualified students with scholarships and financial aid.

The Registrar’s Office provides full details about WMU tuition and fees. Students can also use the Estimated Cost of Attendance Calculator to plan college costs including variable expenses such as books and transportation. Tuition and fees for the upcoming academic year are posted during the summer.

The following table presents an overview of the costs of attendance for students at WMU during the fall and spring semesters.

Estimated Annual Cost of Attendance

Fall 2014 and Spring 2015

Lower Division (up to 55 credit hours) Michigan Resident Non-resident
Total $19,708*^ $33,940*^
Full-time (24-30 credit hours): tuition and fees $10,685 $24,917
Room and Board (15 meal plan) $8,723 $8,723
One-Time Records Initiation Fee $300† $300†
†One-Time Records Initiation Fee is only assessed in a student's first semester at WMU.
*Be sure to add variable costs for books, supplies and personal expenses.
^Additional differential tuition is assessed by the Haworth College of Business, the College of Fine Arts, and the College of Engineering and Applied Sciences.
Upper Division (56 or more credit hours) Michigan Resident Non-resident
Total $20,734*^ $36,668*^
Full-time (24-30 credit hours): tuition and fees $11,711 $27,645
Room and Board (15 meal plan) $8,723 $8,723
One-Time Records Initiation Fee $300† $300†

Classification

Lower Division Upper Division
Freshman 0–25 semester hours Junior 56–87 semester hours
Sophomore 26–55 semester hours Senior 88 or more semester hours